March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. 3/21 for the three copies of that pesky 21st chromosome that means instead of being "normal" you have "Down syndrome"...
You also have a raft of special teachers and special doctors and special therapists and special specialists and special helpers that exist for the sole and exclusive purpose of normalizing your wellness, your abilities, your routines, your reactions, your skills, your functionality...but who wants to be normal, and what the hell does that even mean?
I was never normal - and I'm pretty sure the lion's share of people I have found worthy of my time and attention on this journey through life weren't entirely normal either. The real secret of life is nothing to do with loving what you do or finding your zen place. It resides in the core of realizing that nothing is normal...and everything is amazing.
Nicky gives zero fucks.
That is his power, and don't let your reaction to the f-bomb diminish it. He loves, he plays, he laughs, he runs, he learns, he screams, he tickles...he cherishes his interaction with everything ordinary and extraordinary all day long - and he doesn't care if you like it. He doesn't care if you like him. He just is who he is and he isn't going to apologize for liking NOFX even if that is "inappropriate" for a six year old. He also really digs the water park, despite being less than a fan of the bathtub.
He is his own zen place. He is his own normal. And he is an absolute jewel for showing everyone, every day, that whatever they are, they're just fine. #wdsd15 #wdsd2015 #allbornin #downsyndrome #kegsforkids #allmeansall #beholdmyfield